A 24-year-old female asked:
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can a doctor mistake a fibroid for a fetus on an ultrasound? found fibroid which is new for me, but have been worrying for 2 months. negative hpts

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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Extremely unlikely: Negative HPT supports the fact that you have a fibroid.
Answered on Jan 16, 2015
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
No: The ultrasonographic characteristics are totally different between the two. Not to mention your negative testing.
Answered on Jan 16, 2015
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Dr. Bert Bergland
46 years experience Family Medicine
Fibroid vs. fetus: While doctors do make mistakes, this one would be highly unlikely. While other things might be mistaken for a fibroid, a fetus is so characteristic it would not likely be missed.
Answered on May 3, 2015
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